11th August 2022
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine
Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in Ireland. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of secondary school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit HPAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways ...
8th August 2022
Should I attend a MedEntry HPAT workshop?
MedEntry workshops have become famous over the years for their engaging, effective and enjoyable nature. You may be wondering whether you should attend a MedEntry HPAT workshop. The answer is a resounding yes! Here are three reasons why: MedEntry HPAT Workshops are Comprehensive MedEntry HPAT workshops cover everything you need to know for HPAT success, including: Deta ...
6th August 2022
HPAT 2023 will run ONLINE! Here's what you need to know
HPAT traditionally takes place in paper and pencil format. However, due to the COVID pandemic, HPAT ran online for the first time ever in 2021. In 2022, HPAT also ran online, and ACER has confirmed that HPAT 2023 will run online as well. This blog summarises what you need to know. HPAT 2022 will take place online Like HPAT 2021 and HPAT 2022, HPAT 2023 will take place online ...
1st August 2022
Why is the HPAT so important?
The Leaving Cert, and its points system, is an important part of the process of being eligible to study at university. However, for those who want to study medicine, the HPAT is also an important part of the process. It’s vital to understand why it is so important and why you need to prepare for it. Firstly, the HPAT is important because without it, you cannot study medicine in Irelan ...
13th July 2022
How to apply for medicine in the UK as an Irish student
UK medical schools have an excellent reputation internationally and many Irish students travel to the UK to study each year. Applications to UK universities are made through UCAS (like the UK version of the CAO). Irish students applying to study medicine in the UK in 2023 can start their UCAS application over the summer before 6th year (applications open on 17 May 2022). They must submit th ...
10th July 2022
Making Time for HPAT: Eat That Frog!
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). This strategy involves organising your tasks by priority. It discusses time management in the context of t ...
6th July 2022
Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...
6th July 2022
Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 2
In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the HPAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your HPAT plan. How to implement distributed practice for HPAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your HPAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...
1st July 2022
How to use Holidays to Improve in HPAT
Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a several months of hard work. For those sitting the HPAT next year, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the HPAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream course of ...
25th June 2022
How to Interpret your HPAT Results
HPAT results have been released! You will have received an email from ACER with details on how to access your results. This blog contains information for how to interpret your HPAT statement of results. What do the numbers on the HPAT Statement of Results mean? Your HPAT Statement of Results will display two measures of your performance: HPAT score and HPAT percentile. ...